- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

MIAMI (AP) - Business owners are anxious for federal health officials to lift a travel advisory warning pregnant women and their partners to avoid parts of Miami and South Beach identified as zones of active transmission of the Zika virus.

The Miami Herald (https://hrld.us/2bZrzIO ) reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said it could lift its advisory for a 1-square-mile zone encompassing Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood on Sept. 19 if no new locally contracted cases are confirmed.

Business owners and analysts say if Zika infections persist in Miami and a 1.5-square-mile portion of Miami Beach, visitors who have been waiting to make reservations in Miami-Dade County may turn elsewhere.

The Wynwood Business Improvement District has asked the city of Miami for money to compensate for Zika’s impact.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, https://www.herald.com


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